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The Arts Websites

  • AMAZING REEF - In this movie-making interactive, students can make an animated film about life on a coral reef.
  • ART AND DESIGN - Art and design activities for students.
  • ART JUNCTION - Links for teachers and students on dozens of stimulating art topics including teaching students how to paint, creating outrageous hats THAT'S ARTRAGEOUS! Make the familiar strange, the ordinary extraordinary!
  • ARTFUL PARENT - The best of 500 art and craft activities for young students that can be adapted to any age.
  • ARTS ONLINE - The definitive New Zealand Arts Online Website featuring: Dance; Drama; Music; Visual Arts; Art History; Arts; Nga Toi; Cross Curricula – all with easy access on one website.
  • CREATIVE IDEAS IN DRAMA - Drama games, techniques, practical strategies, and lesson plans for teachers. A great way to start and implement a drama programme in your classroom.
  • DEEP SPACE SPARKLE (ART LESSONS) - Hundreds of free, classroom-tested art lessons. Teachers can also search for art lessons by grade, subject, and by technique.
  • KIDZ ART - You'll just love this site dedicated to the celebration of children's art. Each category listed contains wonderful examples of kids art plus descriptions for teachers showing how these wonderful results were obtained. Fantastic site.
  • MUSIC EDUCATION New Zealand AOTEAROA (Menza) - Extensive and varied music teaching resources for NZ teachers plus all the latest news about everything musical that is happening throughout the country. A music teachers must-have, must-visit website!
  • MUSIC TEACHERS RESOURCE SITE - A comprehensive resource site for teachers including elements of sound, basic keyboard skills, rhythm, chords, soundtracks … Teacher materials and a virtual keyboard are included. Material grouped from Years 4–10 and Years 11-14.
  • MYTHS AND LEGENDS THROUGH ART - Explore the idea that throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued.
  • TEACHING UKULELE IN THE CLASSROOM - Got a class set of ukuleles but don't know how to teach the ukulele? Look no further than these teaching videos.
  • VISUAL ARTS ONLINE - Dozens of links to all manner of visual arts lessons and ideas with a New Zealand flavour.